© Hannes Caspar | 11/2018
  • actress
Acting age 22 to 31 Years


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About Leila Schaus

Leila was born in Luxembourg to an Algerian mother and Luxembourg-Italian father. Her childhood was spent traveling the world and drawing people she met, collecting things she saw, whether in memory or in her suitcase.

Leila is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York (USA) and is a regular on European theatre stages as well as in front of the camera. In the UK, Leila was recently seen as Eva Schlesinger in the critically acclaimed production of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels, directed by Anne Simon. In France, Leila will be back on stage with Revolt. She said. Revolt again. (in French) by Alice Birch, directed by Sophie Langevin at Avignon OFF in 2019.

Never Grow Old directed by Ivan Kavanagh, in which Leila plays Elsa Edwards, is due to come out soon.

Parallel to this, she still devotes herself to the visual arts and is always busy painting, photographing or exploring her newly found interest in weaving.

Leila is based in Berlin, Germany.


2015/1Giles Foreman Centre for Acting Paris (France) (Character work, method-based)
2008 to 2010The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute - New York (2 year program)
2007Drama Centre London (Giles Foreman / Mirochnikov)
1995 to 2006Ecole de ballet Li Marteling, Luxembourg


20187 Minuten - Betriebsrat / Virtuelles Nachtkritik Theatertreffen 2018 / TOP 10
2014Nominierung für den Luxemburger Filmpreis - Beste Hauptrolle / Asta

Projects as actress

2018Jackie Moontan - Pink MorningMusic VideoDiane Sagniergirl [L]
2018AntifeministShort Feature FilmSofija SztepanovLeia Larsson [L]
2017Justice_Dot_NetFeature FilmPol CruchtenSQ Officer Gordon [SR]
2017Never Grow OldFeature FilmIvan KavanaghElsa Edwards [SR]
2015Streik! - 100 Joer fräi Gewerkschaften zu LëtzebuergDocumentaryAndy BauschAarbechter Fra [BP]
2015Journey to the end of an IdentityShort Feature FilmFilip Markiewiczvarious [L]
2014OleanderSeries PilotGiles ForemanLucy [SR]
2014Le dernier diamantFeature FilmEric BarbierSam [SR]
2013Wat Elo?TV SeriesStephen Korytkovarious [SS]
2012Air Force One is downTV Movie (multi-part)Cilla WareSacha [SR]
2012ComebackTV SeriesMultipleTamara [LE]
2012AstaShort Feature FilmOlivier KoosJulie Landa [L]
2012Vijay and IFeature FilmSam GarbarskiIntern [BP]
2012Dead Man TalkingFeature FilmPatrick RidremontFlorence [SR]
2011Hannah ArendtFeature FilmMargarethe von TrottaLaureen [BP]
2011HysteriaFeature FilmTanya WexlerTess [SR]
2010Belle du SeigneurFeature FilmGlenio BonderStenographer [BP]
2010Hot Hot HotFeature FilmBeryl KoltzGolf Fun Girl [SR]

Projects as voice actress / speaker

2018Sea Dream AvenueDocumentaryVoice over [L]
2017Drôles de petites bêtesFeature Film[lu] Königin Josephine [L]
2016Another WomanShort Feature FilmVoice over [L]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2017 - 2019Revolt. She said. Revolt again. (Französisch)variousSophie LangevinAvignon OFF 2019
2018KindertransportEva SchlesingerAnne SimonManchester Opera House (UK)
2018KindertransportEva SchlesingerAnne SimonGrand Théâtre Luxembourg
2018KindertransportEva SchlesingerAnne SimonNew Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich, UK)
2018KindertransportEva SchlesingerAnne SimonRichmond Theatre (London, UK)
2018KindertransportEva SchlesingerAnne SimonQueen's Theatre Hornchurch (UK)
2017 - 2018Revolt. She said. Revolt again. (Französisch)variousSophie LangevinThéatre du Centaure (Luxemburg)
2017 - 20187 Minuten - BetriebsratMahtabCarole LorangStaatstheater Mainz
2017 - 20187 Minuten - BetriebsratMahtabCarole LorangThéâtre des Capucins (Luxemburg)
2017Brooklyn Boy Made GoodRehearsed Reading / VariousThierry MoussetThéâtre des Capucins (Luxemburg)
2016 - 2017Miroirs TroublesIsabelCarole LorangThéâtre des Capucins (Luxemburg)
2016Ein Kind unserer Zeit (O. von Horvàth)Anna, Engel, Kamarad, FrauCarole LorangCape Luxemburg & Tournée
2015 - 2016Visions (von Nora Wagener)Kim (HR)Claire ThillNational Theater Luxemburg
2015Silence is louder than a revolutionPerformance at Venice Art Biennale 2015Filip MarkiewiczCa' Del Duca
2015CarmencitaCarmencitaAnnechien KoerselmanPhilharmonie Luxemburg
2015TotentänzeMaria, KarinThierry MoussetKasemattentheater Luxemburg
2014 - 2015The Immortals?variousJérôme KonenStreets of New York / Mudam Luxembourg

Basic data

Height167 cm
Weight54 kg - 119 lb.
Body typeslim
Clothing size36
Ethnic appearanceOriental, White Central European
Hair colourdark blond
Hair lengthlong
Eye colourbrown
LanguagesEnglish (Native speaker), French (Fluent), German (Fluent), Luxembourgian (Native speaker)
DialectsAmerican (Standard) (Native dialect), British (Standard), California English, Parisian
Voice typeMezzosoprano
SingingRock/Pop (Good)
Skills (dance)Ballet (Good), Jazzdance (Good), Tap Dance (Basic knowledge)
Skills (sports)swimming (Good), yoga (Good)
Special skillsWeaving
Painting (Acrylics, pastell)
Experience abroadNorth America: USA
Eastern Europe: Hungary, Poland
Western Europe: Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland
LicencesB (car - automatic only) [eu], B (car) [eu]
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Berlin
2nd residence (where applicablen)Luxembourg
Accommodation possibilitiesAmsterdam, Bayreuth, Budapest, Cologne, Den Haag, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Mainz, New York, Paris, Zurich